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Studying abroad: You can get there stressed, or you can get there happy.

Studying abroad: You can get there stressed, or you can get there happy.

Studying abroad can be the adventure of a lifetime, but before you pack your bags and start planning for your immersive experience in another country, there are often some roadblocks to overcome. From finding the right university that fits both courses offered and budget to navigating visa requirements – these barriers may seem too high when tackled alone!

That’s where epic-Connect International (eCI) comes into play offering personalized assistance with admission applications as well as helping students navigate flights, hotels & visas so they don’t get stuck at any stage of their journey. With proper preparation and guidance from experts like us no culture shock will stand in between you and experiencing life overseas – it all starts one step at a time!

Step 1: Finding the Right University It’s usually one of the hardest things to do when it comes to studying abroad. With so many options to choose from, it can be challenging to know where to start. Which country, which program, which university! Best practice: Do your research. Look at university rankings, read reviews from other students, and talk to admissions counselors. At eCI, we offer assistance in connecting you to the right university, at no extra cost to you.

Step 2: Admission and Application The admission and application process can be overwhelming, especially if you’re trying to navigate the process from abroad. Many students struggle with preparing their documents, meeting deadlines, and communicating with university staff. Best practice: Get help. Hire a consultant who specializes in study abroad admissions. eCI offers admission assistance, as well as guidance on preparing your application and meeting deadlines.

Barrier 3: Booking and Visa Facilitation Booking flights and hotels, as well as obtaining a visa, can be a challenge for students who are not familiar with the process. Many students worry about getting the right documentation, filling out forms correctly, and meeting visa requirements. Best practice: Use a visa facilitation service. eCI offers assistance with booking flights and hotels, as well as visa facilitation. We’ll help ensure that you have all the right documents and meet all the requirements to obtain your visa.

Barrier 4: Culture Shock Culture shock is a common experience for students who study abroad. It can be difficult to adjust to a new culture, language, and way of life. Many students struggle with homesickness, loneliness, and anxiety. Best practice: Prepare yourself. Read about the culture and customs of the country you’ll be living in. Learn some basic phrases in the local language. And remember, it’s okay to feel overwhelmed – reach out to other students, make new friends, and join clubs to help ease the transition.


Studying abroad can be an exciting and rewarding experience. However, it’s important to be aware of the barriers that students face, and to take proactive steps to overcome them. With the right planning, assistance, and mindset, you can approach your study abroad experience with confidence and excitement…and happiness!